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Overview
The purpose of this discussion is to understand the differing points of view regarding the flapper lifestyle during the Roaring Twenties.

Instructions
For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 8 and read the following instructions carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you'd like other points of view.

All have their own opinions regarding the flapper lifestyle. Each group will answer the following questions:
How would your character describe the flapper lifestyle?
Do their opinions represent that they advocate for progressive change or the preservation of traditional American values?

To form groups, students with last names beginning with A-F will take the role of the flapper. Students with last names beginning with G-L will take the role of her parents. Students with last names beginning with M-S will take the role of the male jazz artist. Students with the last names beginning with T-Z will take the role of the young male farmer.

Be sure to put yourself in the shoes of the person you are speaking for -- try to imagine how that person felt, what their ideals were, what they thought was good or right or appropriate at the time, even if you personally do not feel that way. Remember, history is not about you; it is about what people knew and felt and believed in the past, based on different knowledge than you and other modern people have about what happened later.

Before you complete your discussion, make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment. Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone's posting with "ditto" or "I agree with you." You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes, and refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to view primary sources).

Then, respond to at least TWO classmates' postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking. Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, and a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Thinking about History Module for a review of critical thinking).

module three discussion the flapper.docx

Overview
The purpose of this discussion is to express your understanding of the famous Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson and how it affected the African American community.
Instructions

For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 4 and read the following scenario carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you'd like other points of view.
It's the year 1900, and you are a 40-year-old African American citizen born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. You purchase a first-class ticket for a railway ride to Baton Rouge. You find your seat in the first-class area as the train prepares to depart. A conductor asks you to produce your ticket. You hand him the ticket and wait. After reviewing your ticket, the conductor informs you that as an African American, you must sit in the second-class area only, based on the Railway Separation Act and Plessy v. Ferguson.

How would you respond to the conductor's actions? Try to put yourself in the shoes of someone in the past -- think about what their life was like, what their behavior and outlook might be. Try to justify your response by describing that life and outlook.
Before you complete your discussion, make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment. Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone's posting with "ditto" or "I agree with you." You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

Then, respond to at least TWO classmates’ postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking. Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, and a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to read primary sources).

discussion on plessy vs ferguson.docx

Overview

The purpose of this discussion is to reflect on and share the things you have learned in this module.
Instructions

Identify something that made you go "wow" in this module - what surprised or impressed or shocked you?
Describe why this thing stood out to you.  Use quotes from your readings and research to support your observations. Make sure to use your primary sources!
Include an illustration from the period, and make sure you caption the illustration.
Share two or three new words you've learned from this module and the definitions.
Your Wow statement should be at least 100-150 words, not including the citations.
By Sunday, respond to the Wows of at least two other students with at least a couple of sentences.

Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

module one discussion reflection.docx